Mango and Yogurt Drink (Aam ki Lassi)
The sweet, tangy, fruity flavor of mango lassi has become as familiar to Western palates as tandoori chicken. With little more than a couple of mangos, yogurt, and a blender, you can make these exotic smoothies at any time of the day.
Why This Recipe Works
We found that the best mango lassi recipe required a generous amount of fruit and we liked the full flavor of whole-milk yogurt, though low-fat and nonfat yogurt made reasonably good lassis as well. To keep the drink from becoming unpleasantly thick, we included some ice water while pureeing. We preferred the floral notes of honey to sugar for sweetening, and found that a pinch of salt and squeeze of lime juice perked up the tropical mango flavor in our mango lassi recipe.